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Peter K. Sculco, MD


Orthopedic Surgery, Hip and Knee Replacement
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Peter K. Sculco, MD


Dr. Peter Sculco specializes in adult reconstruction of the hip and knee, including primary and revision joint replacements. He attended Princeton University for his undergraduate education where he majored in Neuroscience and Art History and was a member of the Track and Field team. He graduated medical school from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Sculco completed his residency at HSS, where he was elected as an Emerging Leader for the American Orthopedic Association. During his training he received the Joseph M. Lane resident research grant of his work on hip vascularity. He received the chief resident award given by the nurses and operating room staff to the graduating resident who best exemplifies professionalism, compassion and interdisciplinary collaboration for patient care. After residency, Dr. Sculco completed his Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic where he received the Mark Coventry, MD Fellows Award in Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction. Dr. Sculco returned to join the staff at HSS and currently has been recognized at national and international meetings for his academic research in hip and knee reconstruction.

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Appointments

Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Specialty

Specialized Centers

Special Expertise

Revision total hip arthroplasty
Revision total knee arthroplasty

Procedures

Total knee arthroplasty
Total hip arthroplasty
Revision total knee arthroplasty
Revision total hip arthroplasty
Partial knee replacement

Awards

American Orthopedic Association Emerging Leader, 2012
Joseph P. Lane Resident Research Award for Hip Vascularity, 2013
Chief Resident Award, 2014
Mark Coventry, MD Mayo Clinic Fellowship Award, 2015

Affiliations

American Orthopedic Association
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Languages

English

Insurance Information

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO HMO POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway Enhanced
Cigna
Connecticare
Emblem Selectcare
HIP
Medicare
Oxford
Oxford Medicare
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. You may still have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits.

Book an Appointment

Dr. Sculco accepts the following insurance plans:

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO HMO POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway Enhanced
Cigna
Connecticare
Emblem Selectcare
HIP
Medicare
Oxford
Oxford Medicare
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

Please note, if your insurance is not on this list, you may still have coverage subject to the availability of out-of-network benefits.

If you do not wish to go out-of-network, our Physician Referral Service will help you find an appropriate doctor.

Education

MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

Internship

Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Residency

Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Fellowship

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

State Licensure

New York

Editorial Appointments

Reviewer, Bone and Joint Journal
Reviewer, Journal of the Hospital for Special Surgery

Selected Publications

Tantalum Cones Provide Durable Mid-term Fixation in Revision TKA.
De Martino I, De Santis V, Sculco PK, D'Apolito R, Assini JB, Gasparini G., Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2015 May 13. [Epub ahead of print]

Irrigation and debridement for periprosthetic infections of the hip and factors determining outcome.
Triantafyllopoulos GK, Poultsides LA, Sakellariou VI, Zhang W, Sculco PK, Ma Y, Sculco TP., Int Orthop. 2015 Jun;39(6):1203-9. doi: 10.1007/s00264-015-2753-3. Epub 2015 Mar 31.

Perioperative solutions for rapid recovery joint arthroplasty: get ahead and stay ahead.
Sculco PK, Pagnano MW.,  J Arthroplasty. 2015 Apr;30(4):518-20. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2015.01.036. Epub 2015 Jan 30

High Risk of Wound Complications Following Direct Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty in Obese Patients.
Watts CD, Houdek MT, Wagner ER, Sculco PK, Chalmers BP, Taunton MJ., J Arthroplasty. 2015 Jun 12. pii: S0883-5403(15)00528-8. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2015.06.016. [Epub ahead of print]

Targeting a New Safe Zone: A Step in the Development of Patient-Specific Component Positioning for Total Hip Arthroplasty.
McLawhorn AS, Sculco PK, Weeks KD, Nam D, Mayman DJ., Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2015 Jun;44(6):270-6.

Dual mobility cups in total hip arthroplasty.
De Martino I, Triantafyllopoulos GK, Sculco PK, Sculco TP., World J Orthop. 2014 Jul 18;5(3):180-7. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v5.i3.180. eCollection 2014 Jul 18. Review.

Acetabular component positioning in primary THA via an anterior, posterolateral, or posterolateral-navigated surgical technique.
Nam D, Sculco PK, Su EP, Alexiades MM, Figgie MP, Mayman DJ., Orthopedics. 2013 Dec;36(12):e1482-7.

Leg-length inequalities following THA based on surgical technique.
Nam D, Sculco PK, Abdel MP, Alexiades MM, Figgie MP, Mayman DJ., Orthopedics. 2013 Apr;36(4):e395-400. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20130327-11.

Simultaneous-bilateral TKA: double trouble - opposes.
Sculco TP, Sculco PK.,J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2012 Nov;94(11 Suppl A):93-4. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.94B11.30829.

Highly cross-linked polyethylene may not have an advantage in total knee arthroplasty.
Sakellariou VI, Sculco P, Poultsides L, Wright T, Sculco TP., HSS J. 2013 Oct;9(3):264-9. doi: 10.1007/s11420-013-9352-x. Epub 2013 Aug 10. Review.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Research Interests

Acetabular Revision
Knee Kinematics

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Directions to The Pavilion

My office is located at The Pavilion, 541 East 71st St. The main entrance to The Pavilion is on the north side of 71st Street underneath the sky bridge that connects the main hospital to the Belaire Building.

Pavilion map Please see directions from other HSS locations:

  • From the Main Hospital (535 East 70th St):
    Enter the Hospital lobby and take the West elevators to the 2nd Floor. Upon exiting the elevator, turn right and continue down the hallway and over the sky bridge. Once across the sky bridge, you will see a set of elevators on your left. Take the elevator to my office.
  • From the Belaire Building Main Entrance (525 East 71st St):
    Enter the Belaire lobby and take the front elevators to the 2nd Floor. Upon exiting the elevator, turn left and follow the hallway around until you see another set of elevators on your right. Take the elevator to my office.
  • From the Belaire Building 72nd Street Entrance (524 East 72nd St):
    Enter the Belaire building and walk down the stairs. Follow the hallway around, past the first set of elevators on your left. Continue down the hall and past the windows until you see another set of elevators on your right. Take the elevator to my office.